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Geomorphology in environmental management

an introduction

Author: Ronald U. Cooke,John Charles Doornkamp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198740209

Category: Science

Page: 413

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The drainage basin in environmental management. Soil erosion by water. Soil erosion by wind. Rivers and river channels. Coasts. Freeze, thaw, and periglacial environments. Material resources. The destructions of natural materials by weathering. Geomorphological mapping.

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

Author: Kenneth J Gregory,Andrew S Goudie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446250105

Category: Science

Page: 648

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Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of: • Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society • Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity • Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes • Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems • Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding review The Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists. This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.

Environmental Geomorphology

Author: Mario Panizza,M. Panizza

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080531106

Category: Science

Page: 267

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Geomorphology has now reached a certain level where the methodology, scientific content and results being published in the field make it worthy of being considered as a major environmental research area. In preparing Environmental Geomorphology, the author has given priority to methodology and illustrative case-histories. Schemes and classifications that would be ill-suited for a naturalistic, empirical and non-systematic discipline like geomorphology have been avoided. The concepts outlined in the text are based on a subdivision of geomorphological resources and hazards (as well as their links with man) together with the consequent risk and impact problems. Each investigation, study or intervention concerning the environment, cannot ignore either the human context in which it occurs or man's history and prospects. It is necessary to have the right dialogue and relationship with the other disciplines making up this system so as to apply the most suitable methodologies and offer the most valid solutions. For some subjects covered in the book, specialists concerned with a particular section of environmental geomorphology were consulted. The text of each chapter is accompanied by several illustrative schemes, figures and photographs, derived from real research and professional experiences. The volume is addressed both to university students studying topics of geomorphology as part of their syllabus, and to researchers and consultants (geologists, geographers, engineers, naturalists, etc.) working in the field.

Field Techniques in Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology

Author: Bryn Hubbard,Neil F. Glasser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470844267

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Field Techniques in Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology is the first text to provide this essential information in a single comprehensive volume. Coverage includes: The role of field data acquisition in the broader disciplines of glaciology and glacial geomorphology Logistical preparations for fieldwork Field techniques in glaciology such as investigations on ice and meltwaters Field techniques in glacial geomorphology ranging from investigations on glacial landforms and sediments International case studies show each method in practice

Landscape Sensitivity

Author: David S. G. Thomas,R. J. Allison

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited


Category: Science

Page: 347

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Divided into three sections beginning with landscape sensitivity to geomorphic processes and climatic change along with overviews, case studies and modeling. The second part considers sensitivity regarding agricultural and pastoral land use issues. Lastly, it deals with sensitivity in relation to built environments.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.

Aeolian Geomorphology

A New Introduction

Author: Ian Livingstone,Andrew Warren

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1118945662

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A revised introduction to aeolian geomorphology written by noted experts in the field The new, revised and updated edition of Aeolian Geomorphology offers a concise and highly accessible introduction to the subject. The text covers the topics of deserts and coastlines, as well as periglacial and planetary landforms. The authors review the range of aeolian characteristics that include soil erosion and its consequences, continental scale dust storms, sand dunes and loess. Aeolian Geomorphology explores the importance of aeolian processes in the past, and the application of knowledge about aeolian geomorphology in environmental management. The new edition includes contributions from eighteen experts from four continents. All the chapters demonstrate huge advances in observation, measurement and mathematical modelling. For example, the chapter on sand seas shows the impact of greatly enhanced and accessible remote sensing and the chapter on active dunes clearly demonstrates the impact of improvements in field techniques. Other examples reveal the power of greatly improved laboratory techniques. This important text: Offers a comprehensive review of aeolian geomorphology Contains contributions from an international panel of eighteen experts in the field Includes the results of the most recent research on the topic Filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate the advances in laboratory approaches Written for students and professionals in the field, Aeolian Geomorphology provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic in twelve new chapters with contributions from noted experts in the field.

Selected Essays in Environmental Sciences and Management

Towards a Sustainable Tropical Environment

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental management

Page: 705

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Geomorphology for engineers

Author: P. G. Fookes,E. Mark Lee

Publisher: Whittles Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 851

View: 6165

Geomorphological landforms and processes exert a strong influence on surface engineering works, yet comparatively little information on geomorphology is available to engineers. Thoroughly revised and with an improved format, this book presents a broad view of geomorphology, examining near-surface engineering problems associated with various landscapes. Self-contained chapters contributed by leading authorities first address the major factors that control the materials, form, and processes on the Earth's surface. The second section deals with the geomorphological processes that help shape land surfaces and influence their engineering characteristics, and the final section explore environments and landscapes.

Geomorphology Sans Frontià ̈res

Author: S. Brian McCann

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Science

Page: 245

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The founding president of the International Association of Geomorphologists, Denys Brunsden, outlines in the opening chapter ten responsibilities for geomorphologists in today s world. In the "Great Debate" which follows, a distinguished international panel (Baker, USA; Bremer, Germany; Slaymaker, Canada; Tricart, France; Twidale, Australia; Yatsu, Japan; and Brunsden himself) debate the ten principles of geomorphology propounded by Brunsden in 1982 as a framework for the development of the subject. The second part of the volume consists of five review essays which were presented as plenary addresses by leading Canadian and international geomorphologists. Frank Ahnert evaluates the role of modelling in geomorphology, focusing on process response models and their design, and makes a plea for simplicity in the face of complexity. Yoko Ota draws attention to plate tectonic processes in her authoritative review of coral reef terrace sequences around the northern Pacific. Anders Rapp, a Scandinavian mountain geomorphologist, adds new insights to our understanding of the destruction and preservation of ancient surface forms in alpine zones. Many of Rapp s themes are also considered by Derek Ford in his essay concerning the impact of glacial and periglacial processes upon the karst landscapes and groundwater systems of Canada. In the concluding essay, John Shaw presents an exciting and imaginative new interpretation of Canada s glacial landscapes and the role of giant meltwater floods. There is an underlying theme in this volume of the need for professionalism within the discipline and for a wide dissemination of findings, especially applied work, directed particularly to the developing world.

Annales de géomorphologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geomorphology

Page: N.A

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Applying Geomorphology to Environmental Management

Author: Deborah J. Anthony

Publisher: Water Resources Publication

ISBN: 9781887201292

Category: Environmental management.

Page: 483

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From the symposium to honor Dr. Stanley Schumm, a pioneer in the field of fluvial geomorphology. Included are topics that address primary fluvial processes, extreme events, anthropogenic effects on fluvial systems, applied fluvial geomorphology, and engineering geomorphology.

Environmental Geomorphology and Watershed Management

A Study from Central Himalaya

Author: M. S. Rawat

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180697586

Category: Environmental geomorphology

Page: 286

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Man, a Geomorphological Agent

An Introduction to Anthropic Geomorphology

Author: D. Nir

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027714015

Category: Science

Page: 165

View: 8227


the research frontier and beyond : proceedings of the 24th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, August 25, 1993 : held in conjunction with the third meeting of the International Association of Geomorphologists at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 23-28, 1993

Author: John D. Vitek,John R. Giardino,International Association of Geomorphologists. Meeting

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd


Category: Science

Page: 265

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Monitoring and Modelling Dynamic Environments

Author: Alan P. Dykes,John Wainwright,Mark Mulligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470711213

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 352

View: 2975

The Times (Obituaries, 4 August 2008) reported that “John Thornes was one of the most eminent and influential physical geographers of his generation.” John’s keen interest in understanding landform processes and evolution was furthered through a variety of methods and informed across a range of disciplinary boundaries. In particular he pushed for better integration of monitoring, theoretical and simulation modelling, field and laboratory experimentation and remote sensing techniques. Although dominated by an interest in the Mediterranean region and problems of land degradation, his research activities ranged across a number of time scales and with other environmental perspectives. This collection of papers reflects this wide range of John’s interests through the recent work of scientists and professionals most strongly influenced by his rigorous training or leadership. The thematic focus of the book, which runs through all of the main contributions, is the integration of different methodologies and the application of this approach to improved understanding of natural systems and the development of appropriate strategies for environmental and resource management. Short overviews of John’s contributions to geomorphological research are also presented to provide context for the origins of this book.

A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

Author: Mark E. Jensen,Patrick S. Bourgeron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441986200

Category: Science

Page: 536

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A rich set of protocols for the process of assessing the ecological make-up of the land so as to guide environmental decision-making.

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Author: R. Davidson-Arnott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521874459

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316175642

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Human activities have had a huge impact on the environment and landscape, through industrialisation and land-use change, leading to climate change, deforestation, desertification, land degradation, and air and water pollution. These impacts are strongly linked to the occurrence of geomorphological hazards, such as floods, landslides, snow avalanches, soil erosion, and others. Geomorphological work includes not only the understanding but the mapping and modelling of Earth's surface processes, many of which directly affect human societies. In addition, geomorphologists are becoming increasingly involved with the dimensions of societal problem solving, through vulnerability analysis, hazard and risk assessment and management. The work of geomorphologists is therefore of prime importance for disaster prevention. An international team of geomorphologists have contributed their expertise to this volume, making this a scientifically rigorous work for a wide audience of geomorphologists and other Earth scientists, including those involved in environmental science, hazard and risk assessment, management and policy.

The First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar

Author: F. E. Ian Hamilton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483147428

Category: Travel

Page: 364

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The First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar contains the scientific reports prepared by the participants of First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar held in Great Britain on May 9-20, 1978. The seminar focuses on tendencies in the development of contemporary trends and methods of scientific geographical studies in Soviet Union and Great Britain. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the contemporary British geography and modern Soviet geography. Subsequent chapters explore the use of minicomputers in geography teaching; expanded model of curriculum development and diffusion in education; postgraduate research students in British universities; research and application in British geomorphology; and the Soviet physical and biological geography. Other chapters detail landscape protection and development control; aims and implementation in British urban and regional planning; main methods of systems analysis relevant to urban and regional modeling; problems of the inner city; and the statistical and cartographic methods of analyzing spatial patterns of mortality. The geography of mineral supply; socio-economic geography in the U.S.S.R.; and the possibilities for future British-Soviet co-operation in geography are also addressed.

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